Jimmie Jerald Reynolds
Jimmie Jerald Reynolds, 87, of Du Quoin, and formerly of Anna, died peacefully at 2:34 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1935, in Alto Pass, the son of Alonzo and Mamie Darnell Reynolds.
He married his sweetheart, Dorotha, when he was 17 and she was 16, on Feb. 14, 1953, in Energy. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2022. They enjoyed 69 blessed years together.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960.He retired from SIU as an engineer at the physical power plant.
One of the things he enjoyed doing the most was raising cattle and farming with his son, Steve.
He always looked forward to vacations in Branson and having as many family members around as possible.
He was a man who believed in prayer and would stop whatever he was doing to pray when anyone was in need. He was active in his church and participated in many roles, including ushering, teaching classes and building and maintenance work around his church.
No matter what he was faced with, he held on to the Lord and his faith in God. He was a man who was able to maintain a positive outlook in life.
The scripture I Cor. 15:58 describes him well: “Be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
He is survived by one daughter, Karen Holden and husband Gaylen of Du Quoin; five grandchildren, Brandon Reynolds (Traci), Rachel Holden Sargent (Jeremy), Nick Reynolds, Elizabeth Holden Gillespie (Ryan) and Jerald Reynolds; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bud Reynolds of Cobden; sisters-in-law Betty Reynolds of Pulaski, Linda Cook of Makanda, Ann Upchurch of Carbondale and Betty Jo Raney of Carbondale; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers Billie, Jack and Bob; and one son, Steve Reynolds.
Funeral services were at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Gaylen Holden officiating.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Anna City Cemetery at Anna.
Burial was in the Anna City Cemetery at Anna. Military graveside rites were conducted.
Memorials can be made to the Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin was in charge of arrangements.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.